|why are 13-year-olds even allowed on the internet?
||[Sep. 27th, 2012|06:38 am]
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This past weekend I added my 13-year-old cousin (my dad's sister's daughter) on Facebook. I used to be really close to that part of the family as a kid, but I don't really know my cousin as a person at all and don't talk to her mom much. I noticed yesterday that she was among a bunch of others saying really awful stuff to this other girl. That bothered me, so I commented on the actual post made by my cousin and said simply, "Don't be so mean!" but she just replied "lol." |
Don't get me wrong, when I was 13 years old (I'm 23 now), I was the queen of being mean to people on the internet. But I recognize now that it was because I was seriously unsatisfied with myself and had problems, and I feel really bad for the people I victimized then.
Would you say anything else to your cousin, if you were in my position, or would you let it go? What would you say?